What to Do for Valentines Day in Knoxville, TN

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Emilie Stooksbury

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The Scruffy City is our Valentine 😍 And we mean that, but we also doooo still have a soft spot for our, you know, human Valentines as well 😂 So if you feel similarly, we’re here to help you celebrate both your human AND city loves! Without further ado, here are a bunch of fun ways to celebrate Valentines Day in the Scruffy City:

WAIT, WAIT. Some of these aren’t necessarily ON Valentines Day, but they are Valentines Day THEMED and thus… they’re makin’ the list. Okay, carry on.


Sure, sure, we’ll give you plenty more ideas of things to do on Valentines Day but we all know the main event: DINNER. However you feel about Valentines Day, we will never be mad about an excuse to have a bougie meal out on the town 😂 Here are some spots pulling out all the stops for V-Day!

DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE: Check out the 5-course “Caymus Wine  Long Table Dinner” at The Press Room on February 10th. Want to check out a newer spot downtown? Frothy Monkey isn’t just for coffee! They’re offering 3 course “Frothy Love Valentines Dinners” for two for just $65/couple on the Feb 13-16th.

OLD CITY: Osteria Stella is offering a 6-course tasting menu on Valentines Day. And while 6 courses may sound like a lot, weeee still suggest saving some room for dessert – ie. an espresso martini next door at Brother Wolf. CHEF’S KISS, baby, CHEF’S KISS. Snag your ticket here!

WEST KNOXVILLE: The Plaid Apron has a dreeeamy 4-course farm-to-table menu (with optional wine pairings) for you tucked inside Sequoyah Hills. Get your tickets here! A little further west, Pointb is offering a 4 course Valentines Day dinner of their own! Reserve your spot here!

NORTH KNOXVILLE: If all these seems a little fancy for your taste, might we direct your attention over to Ale Rae’s Gastropub? They’re throwin’ a Valentine’s Day Comedy Show hosted by Mary Mack! Their full dinner & bar menu will be available as you laugh with your love. Learn more & grab your ticket here!


SOUTH KNOXVILLE: Alliance Brewing is back with a tradition we can get behind: Valentines Day Chocolate & Beer Pairing! Two of our favorite things in our favorite city 🥲 Each pairing includes four tastings of Alliance beers paired with four different chocolates from Lirio Chocolate. (Heads Up: Lirio Chocolate recently announced their closing up shop soon so this may be your last chance to experience these pairings!)

NORTH KNOXVILLE: On the flip side, the ✨neeew✨ Kracken’s Cup tea room in Fountain City is hosting three different Valentine Afternoon Tea Experiences.

WEST KNOXVILLE: The Boocherie is offering a fully sober tasting/pairing experience on Valentines Day! Try out pairings of kombucha & mocktails with some fave local eats. Learn more here!

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DOWNTOWN: On the Saturday before Valentines Day, grab your sweetheart & pop over to Paris Woodhull’s shop on the 100 Block for a Screen Printing event! You’ll get to print whatever Valentines design your little heart desires & take home your new shirt that day. Learn more & snag your tickets here!

OLD CITY: On Monday, Feb 12th, pop over to Barley’s Taproom to plant some love ferns together in adorable heart-shaped planters with The Plant Trolley! Plants & planters & pints of delicious beers are all covered. Book your spot here!

SOUTH KNOXVILLE: A couple days before, on February 8th, you can make AND eat things (our favorite combo 😉) via a Date Night with the Chicken Librarian at Hi-Wire Brewing! She’ll teach you how to create a fabulous charcuterie board… and then give you plenty of time to enjoy your hard work with beer in hand. Snag your tickets here!


DOWNTOWN: Move some bowling balls in what is definitely Knoxville’s coolest bowling alley! Maple Hall is renting lanes for $50/hour, including shoe rentals and a sweet Valentines treat! (Or make it a double date and split that coooost, baby!)

WEST KNOXVILLE: Or move some… pickleballs? The Pickleball Playground in Hardin Valley is hosting a Cupid & Couples Mixed Double Potluck Social on Friday, February 9th! Members AND non-members are invited, so learn more & snag your tickets here! Over in Bearden, Current Cycle will help you move your body on Valentines Day! They’re hosting “Bring Your Boo” rides all day where you can enjoy some treeeeats and fun theeeemes. Oh and EVERYONE WILL GET TO RIDE FOR FREE so that’s caaasual.


WEST KNOXVILLE: On Sunday, February 10th, head to Hey Bear Cafe for their Valentines Market! As much as we love shopping, you definitely need to try some boba tea off their Valentines Day menu as well.

Well, that’s all for now, ya lovebirds! We’ll update this as we hear of more romaaaantic things! In the meantime, what are YOU doing for Valentines Day in the Scruffy City?

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